Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero has announced his retirement from football at the age of 33 due to a heart condition.
Aguero was forced off during Barcelona’s draw with Alaves back in October as medics attended to him to treat chest pains and dizziness. The former Manchester City ace was then ruled out for three months after cardiac tests were done and the Argentine has now decided to end his career.
“I have decided to stop playing football.”
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 15, 2021
“This conference is to communicate that I have decided to stop playing football,” said Aguero on Wednesday.
“It is a very difficult moment. The decision I have made I have taken for my health, that is the main reason, because of the problem that I had a month-and-a-half ago.”
“I was in good hands of the medical staff who have done their best and have told me the best thing would be to stop playing.”
On retirement decision
“So I made that decision about a week ago and I want to tell everyone I did everything possible to have hope, but there wasn’t very much.”
The 33-year-old signed for Barcelona in May after leaving City where he put pen to paper a two-year deal.
Everyone at Manchester City would like to take this opportunity to thank @aguerosergiokun for his incredible contribution to our success over the last decade and wish him well in his retirement 💙 pic.twitter.com/AgMWXZtPZ8
— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 15, 2021